Head of English & Literacy, Hertfordshire

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Fearnhill SchoolHertfordshire
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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade L9-L12 between £47,967 and £51,639
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader of English to take our department to the next level and grow the culture of literacy within Fearnhill. The English department has a proven track record of success with a dedicated and experienced team. The successful candidate will build on existing good practice to continue to raise standards, strengthen partnerships and ensure positive outcomes for all our students. He or she will also lead the continuing improvement of literacy across the school, and as a senior middle leader will work closely with the senior leadership team on whole school improvement.

You will be:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner with an understanding of how children learn
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Someone with a clear vision of the role of literacy in learning

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious teacher who wishes to develop their skills in preparation for a senior leadership role. Fearnhill is a very successful learning community and in 2016 was rated 9th out of Hertfordshire’s 76 secondary schools in terms of its ‘Progress 8’ score of +0.49. Ofsted recognised in June 2015 that “Attitudes to learning are positive. Students interact well with their teachers and the quality of relationships in the classroom is an important factor in the increased rate of academic progress seen across the school.” We warmly welcome visitors to our friendly and successful school; please get in touch to arrange a visit or call Liz Ellis, Headteacher, on 01462 621200 for more information.

Closing date: 19/02/2018 17:00:00
Interview date: week commencing 26th February 2018

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

Icknield Way West
01462 62120

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More about Fearnhill School
Address: Icknield Way, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 4BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462 621200